Recognize the signs:

Separation Anxiety Disorder

Following a parent or parents around - not letting them out of their sight

 

Being excessively afraid of sleeping over at a friend’s home

 

Refusing to go to camp or school

 

Repeated requests to have someone with them when they fall asleep or to get into parents’ bed in the middle of the night

 

Not wanting to or avoiding going to places by themselves

Social Anxiety Disorder

Social performance situations

 

Initiating conversations with peers or teachers

 

Speaking in front of the class

 

Inviting others to social activities

 

Participating in peer oriented activities like sports, parties etc.

Feeling intensely afraid of and/or avoiding:

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Muscle tension

 

Headaches

 

Stomach aches

 

Restlessness

 

Sleep difficulties

 

Difficulty concentrating

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Difficulty sleeping

 

Excessive clinginess

 

Nightmares

 

Irritability

 

Avoidance of things or people associated with the traumatic event

 

Excessive fear of the event taking place again

Panic Disorder

Shortness of breath

 

Racing heart

 

Choking sensation

 

Dizziness

 

Fear of dying or losing control

**Please note that this does not constitue a diagnosis and does not replace professional consultation.

ANXIETY DISORDERS

There are many different types of anxiety disorders, with different symptoms. Disorders that children can get include Generalized Anxiety, OCD, Phobias, Social Anxiety, Separation Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

GETTING DIAGNOSIS:

AFTER DIAGNOSIS:

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An anxiety disorder is very treatable and affects about 12% of all Canadians. 

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